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Cities are well-positioned to realize both sustainable development goals and human
rights. Policy implementation, delivery of public services, and the reproduction of inclusive
societies take place in cities, where 80 per cent of global GDP is generated (SDSN 2016:
11). Cities are also home to extreme poverty, socio-economic disparities, unsustainable
patterns of consumption and production, and human rights violations. Recognizing the
linkages between human rights cities and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs) will help cities achieve their important milestones in both arenas. To support this
work, this paper sets out specifi c ways in which the SDGs intersect and reinforce the
efforts of human rights cities – and how human rights cities can operationalize the SDGs
in ways that enhance their success in furthering the human rights of urban residents. The
process is threefold: analytical, participatory, and transformative.


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  • Law
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLund
PublisherRaoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication categoryPopular science

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